Kobe Bryant and Lebron James have their share of haters, but they don’t draw nearly as much hatred as Kris Humphries. And unlike Bryant or James, Humphries unpopularity was generated almost entirely off of the basketball court. He didn’t trash talk or taunt his fans. All Humprhies had to do to win the dubious title was marry Kim Kardashian.
Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports, said:
“He’s been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light, It’s all so recent, he’s gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent.”
According to a poll conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, 50% of NBA fans look at Kris Humphries in a negative light. Lebron James came next with 48%, followed by Kobe Bryant with 45%.
Here are the 10 most disliked player in the NBA.
- Kris Humphries
- Lebron James
- Kobe Bryant
- Tony Parker
- Metta World Peace
- Chris Bosh
- Carmelo Anthony
- Paul Pierce
- Dwyane Wade
- Lamar Odom
Here’s a video of the moment that NBA fans started to hate Kris Humphries.Are you surprised that Humphries is the most hated player in the NBA? Are you surprised that a reality show could have so much influence over basketball fans? Is Kim Kardashian so loved (or so hated) that she can influence millions of sports fans?
How can the clip above generate more hated than the clip below?
I’m taking my talents to South Beach? That single sentence caused thousands of fans to burn effigies of Lebron James. But somehow, asking Kim Kardashin to marry you makes you the most hated player in the NBA.
Who do you think deserves to be the leagues most hated player? Kris Humphries or Lebron James?